Has two wins under his belt on the European Seniors Tour and was the 2000 Ping Rookie of the Year after finishing sixth on the Order of Merit. In 2004 he recorded four top 20 finishes on his way to finishing 57th on the Order of Merit, his playing privileges guaranteed for 2005 through his position on the European Seniors Tour Career Money List. One of eight professionals in his family, he learned his golf at the Sao Paulo Golf Club, where he used to walk round the course with his grandfather, also a professional. Won the Brazilian Amateur title on two occasions and also claimed the 1975 South American Amateur Championship. He studied law at University and practised from 1969 to 1977 when he turned professional. He played in Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s but saw his hopes of competing during the 1985 season dashed when he lost his passport during the 1985 World Cup at La Quinta, California, thereby ruining his chances of travelling to the subsequent European Tour Qualifying School. Has won ten titles on the South American circuit and also teamed up with his uncle to design two nine hole courses in his home town.